AAFES News Release


Grafenwoehr, Germany – Helping those in need is always in season, and now Army & Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) shoppers can donate any amount to military relief funds year-round at the Grafenwoehr Exchange.


Soldiers and other authorized shoppers can donate to Army Emergency Relief (AER) or the Air Force Assistance Fund (AFAF) at the register at the Grafenwoehr Exchange. Shoppers have the option to donate in increments of $1, $5 and $10 or can enter in a custom amount. Online donations can made in $5 increments during checkout at ShopMyExchange.com.


“AER and AFAF take exceptional care of Soldiers, Airmen and families navigating difficult times, such as during the recent upheaval caused by the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Exchange director and CEO Tom Shull. “We’ve seen our military community grow stronger by standing together through the pandemic, and now Exchange shoppers can continue to support the important work of these relief funds anytime they shop.”


AER and AFAF provide emergency assistance, sponsor educational programs and offer community programs that make life better for service members and their families.


“The Exchange, and their valued customers, continue to be a huge supporter of our mission of helping members of the Army family,” said AER director and retired Lt. Gen. Raymond V. Mason. “The option of year-round giving in Exchange stores further strengthens this fantastic partnership and allows AER to expand assistance to Soldier and their families.”


The Army & Air Force Exchange Service goes where Soldiers, Airmen and their families go to improve the quality of their lives through goods and services provided. Exchange earnings provide dividends to support military morale, welfare and recreation programs. The Exchange is part of the Department of Defense and is directed by a Board of Directors, responsible to the Secretaries of the Army and Air Force through the Chiefs of Staff. To find out more about the Exchange history and mission or to view recent press releases please visit our website at http://www.aafes.com/about-exchange/public-affairs/press-releases.htm or follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/ExchangePAO.

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